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General

  • Best of the Web: Women’s Studies
    Created by the New York Public Library to provide resources available on the Internet.
    http://www.nypl.org/weblinks/

  • Digital Librarian - Women's Resources
    A Librarian's choice of the best of the web.
    http://www.digital-librarian.com/women.html

  • Distinguished Women of the Past and Present
    This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. We've heard of some of them, while many more have been ignored by history book writers.
    http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/

  • Gifts of Speech
    A project of Sweet Briar College and in existance since 1996, "Gifts of Speech" is a Web site dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by influential contemporary, women from around the world.
    http://www.giftsofspeech.org

  • International Center for Research on Women
    This Web site provides access to a library collection of over 13,000 reports, books, fact sheets, and policy briefs that focus on gender and women's issues in an international context. The site includes access to fact sheets, surveys, policy briefs, and brochures on global issues with a focus on women and gender. The first time one attempts to download a report or other item from the site, a simple request for user information will be included, but access to the resources is free.
    http://www.icrw.org/

  • The National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women (NCCTRW)
    This site provides resources for creating a more inclusive curriculum in higher and secondary education. Serving as a centralized source of information on this issue, it brings together hundreds of curriculum transformation projects, and it offers an annotated list of links to women's issues.
    http://pages.towson.edu/ncctrw

  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Gender Statistics Website
    Developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, in collaboration with National Statistical Offices in the ECE region, this site was launched in October 2000 to bring together both gender statistics and policies focusing on the production, dissemination and use of gender related data. In addition to statistics, this site outlines some of the main gender issues relevant to the region, and provides examples of policies and other initiatives.
    http://www.unece.org/stats/gender/

  • University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarians Office
    Includes its publications (eg. Feminist Collections; A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources, bibliographies, guides to resources on UW-Madison Campus, core book list, etc.) and links to other Women's Studies resources.
    http://womenst.library.wisc.edu/

  • US Women Connect
    US Women Connect, born out the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women, connects US women and girls working for rights and empowerment and links them with the global women's movement. The site includes a "Report Card" campaign which joins other advocacy groups in utilizing a common tool for assessing and publicizing the record of local or state legislatures on issues of importance to women. 
    http://www.uswc.org

  • USAID Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment
    The USAID Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment was established as a part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 1974 to help ensure that women participate fully and benefit equally from the U.S. development assistance programs. It provides assistance with the integration of gender considerations throughout USAID programs and it also supports activities in the following areas: women's economic growth, gender equity in education, women's legal rights, and human trafficking.
    http://transition.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_programs/wid/

  • Violence Against Women
    Violence Against Women (VAW), a section of the National Women’s Health Information Center, provides information on a variety of violence issues facing society from domestic or interpersonal violence against women to bullying children and elder abuse. The site is easy to navigate. It includes data on violent acts against women and is a resource for information and help in dealing with personal violence.
    http://www.womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/

  • WGSSLINKS: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites
    A project of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women AND Gender Studies Section, the site has broad coverage and is divided into 16 topical areas: General Sites, Archives, Art, Business, Culture (mostly Literature), Education, Film, Health, History, International, Lesbian Sites, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Science and Technology, and Theology. Also included are links to a large variety of resources including bibliographies, reports, articles, and other publications; reference works; organizations; directories; discussion lists; and topical megasites.
    http://www.libr.org/wgss/wgsslinks/index.html

  • WomanStats Project
    Through the efforts of research assistants and professors at several US universities, the WomanStats Project (WSP) seeks to examine the relationship between the circumstances of women and the stability of particular nations. WSP compiles information about women's issues from sources such as governmental agencies, scholarly articles, books, news reports, and interviews. To search the WSP database, users must create a free account and choose from selected variables based on the codes and acronyms provided.
    http://www.womanstats.org/index.htm

  • Women's eNews
    In existance since 1999, Women's eNews claims to be the definitive source of substantive news--unavailable anywhere else--covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy.
    http://www.womensenews.org

  • WomensLaw.org
    This site provides practical legal help for victims of domestic violence. Tabs for seven broad sections (Staying Safe, Know the Laws, Preparing for Court, Learn about Abuse, Where to Find Help, Helping Others, and Legal Statutes) are included on every page. The site serves diverse populations; it is available in Spanish, and it features sections for teens, male victims, and people living on military bases. Additionally, sections on tribal law and Jewish divorce law are available. There are several pages of links to national and local organizations, including shelters and legal aid, organized by state. Also found on every page are the National Domestic Violence Hotline number and an Ask a Question button.
    http://www.womenslaw.org/

  • WomensNet
    Overseen by the nonprofit Institute for Global Communications (IGC), WomensNet was launched in early 1995. WomensNet is an online community of individuals and organizations who use computer technology to advance the interests of women worldwide. It includes news and networking information and many links related to women's issues of global significance.
    http://www.igc.org/womensnet/index.html

  • WomenWatch
    Founded in 1997 to monitor the results of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995, and to continue the momentum and visibility of the issues brought about by the conference, WomenWatch brings together Web sites containing important United Nations (UN) documents and publications, country reports, statistics, and news on global women's issues. The site also provides access to international information on women's rights, current news articles, and UN radio programs on topics such as violence against women and HIV/AIDS and gender.
    http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

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Feminism

  • Feminist.com
    Resources for education, health issues, women-owned businesses, political and social activism, children's issues, etc. Full-text articles and speeches by Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Hillary Clinton, etc.
    http://www.feminist.com

  • Feminist Theory Website
    The Feminist Theory Website provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world. It is divided into three main sections: various fields within feminist theory, different national/ethnic feminisms, and individual feminists.
    http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/enin.html

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History

  • American Women
    This is a gateway to Library of Congress resources for the study of women's history and culture in the United States.
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/

  • American Women's History: A Research Guide
    American Women's History provides citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections. The guide also provides information about the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles, dissertations, and primary sources.
    http://digital.mtsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/women

  • American Women Through Time
    This site, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University, is a timeline of American Women’s History stretching from prehistory to the present. It includes links to other timeline sites, sites on notable women, state-specific sites and topical sites such as art, various ethnic groups, religion, etc.
    http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-timeline.html

  • Distinguished Women of the Past and Present
    This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. We've heard of some of them, while many more have been ignored by history book writers.
    http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/

  • Discovering American Women’s History Online
    Created by Ken Middleton of Middle Tennessee State University, this database provides access to 405 digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States in a format that has multiple browse and search options. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century.
    http://digital.mtsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/women

  • National Archives and Records Administration Featured Documents--The Constitution: the 19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment to the United States Constituion granted women the right to vote in 1920.
    http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/amendment_19/

  • National Women’s History Museum
    Although the national Women’s History Museum was founded in 1996, it is still working to win congressional approval for a building site on the mall in Washington, D.C. Educational and outreach efforts are currently concentrated on the web. The web site of the National Women’s History Museum offers a number of educational resources. Most notable are 17 online exhibits that use varied materials, including stamps, documents, and historical photos to explore themes in American women’s history. Although the exhibits don’t go into great detail, they frequently highlight lesser known individuals or issues, such as the 19th-century sisters who were the first Chinese American women to have their writings published.
    http://www.nwhm.org

  • National Women’s History Project
    The national Women’s History project was founded in 1980 to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs. Their award-winning web site, launched in 1997, serves as a clearinghouse for information on multicultural women’s history. Most useful is the “Resource Center” which provides resources such as a biography center, great speeches and information on topics like “path breakers,” “National Nurses Week,” “Women’s Equality Day,””International Women’s Day,” “Black History Month,” and “Honored Latinas.”
    http://www.nwhp.org

  • Rights for Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders
    Found on the website of the National Women's History Museum, this online exhibit is quite thorough. Also included are biographies of key leaders, examples of suffrage political cartoons, a timeline and links to additional resources found both on the site and elsewhere.
    http://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/rightsforwomen/tableofcontents.html

  • Women Working, 1800-1930
    Part of Harvard’s “open Collection” program, this site focuses the role of women in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections. The site includes approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images from 7500 manuscript pages, 3500 books and pamphlets, and 1200 photographs.
    http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/

  • Women's Studies in Digital Archives
    This Web-based project of the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) identifies women's studies content available in broad digital collections of primary sources such as books, diaries/letters/personal papers, pamphlets, broadsides/posters, postcards, photographs, maps, musical scores, sound recordings, spoken word recordings, and statistical data. It can be browsed by collection title, primary source type, and subject. The review page for each digital archive includes information on the women’s studies content found within.
    http://www.bama.ua.edu/~mbarrett/WSinDigitalArchives/Home.htm

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Politics & Policy

  • Center for the American Woman and Politics (CAWP)
    This site is sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) which is a university-based research, education and public service center with a mission to promote greater understanding and knowledge about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life. The site includes information on women appointed and elected officials, women candidates for public office and women's voting trends and hotlinks to related sites. 
    http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/

  • Institute for Women's Policy Research
    Contains information relating to the institute’s own research and public policy work in a wide range of social and economic areas. Various publications (fact sheets, news stories, reports, briefs, tools, conference proceedings) can be viewed and printed (PDF format) free or ordered as hard copies at reasonable prices. Features a “Status of Women in the States” report series (including Wisconsin).
    http://www.iwpr.org/

  • US Women Connect
    US Women Connect, born out the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women, connects US women and girls working for rights and empowerment and links them with the global women's movement. The site includes a "Report Card" campaign which joins other advocacy groups in utilizing a common tool for assessing and publicizing the record of local or state legislatures on issues of importance to women. 
    http://www.uswc.org

  • USAID Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment
    The USAID Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment was established as a part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 1974 to help ensure that women participate fully and benefit equally from the U.S. development assistance programs. It provides assistance with the integration of gender considerations throughout USAID programs and it also supports activities in the following areas: women's economic growth, gender equity in education, women's legal rights, and human trafficking.
    http://transition.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_programs/wid/

  • WomenWatch
    Founded in 1997 to monitor the results of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995, and to continue the momentum and visibility of the issues brought about by the conference, WomenWatch brings together Web sites containing important United Nations (UN) documents and publications, country reports, statistics, and news on global women's issues. The site also provides access to international information on women's rights, current news articles, and UN radio programs on topics such as violence against women and HIV/AIDS and gender.
    http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

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Sports

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